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7-year-old boy discovers new species of dinosaur – The Week Magazine


The Week Magazine

7-year-old boy discovers new species of dinosaur
The Week Magazine
Seven-year-old Diego Suarez was playing outside with his sister while their parents, both geologists, studied rock formation in the Andes in southern Chile. As they was playing, Suarez uncovered a fossilized dinosaur bone, which turned out to belong to a …
New dinosaur found in Chile called one of the 'most bizarre ever found'Fox News Latino
New 'Bizarre' Dinosaur Species Discovered In Chile Has Traits That Don't Add UpInternational Business Times
Chilesaurus: 'Platypus' dinosaur was so strange scientists first thought it was fakeSydney Morning Herald
CBS News -Headlines & Global News -Irish Times
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Posted on 27 April 2015 | 7:49 pm

ESPN sues Verizon, escalates battle over new pay TV offering – Reuters


Dallas Morning News

ESPN sues Verizon, escalates battle over new pay TV offering
Reuters
(Reuters) – ESPN sued Verizon Communications on Monday for breach of contract involving a new pay TV offering, as the cable sports network fired the latest volley in a mounting battle with the telecommunications company. ESPN, a unit of Walt Disney Co, …
ESPN Sues Verizon Over 'Custom TV' BundlesPC Magazine
ESPN takes Verizon bundle battle to court, alleging breach of contractFortune
ESPN Sues Verizon Over New Cable PackagesNew York Times
Los Angeles Times -ABC News -Ars Technica
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Posted on 27 April 2015 | 7:19 pm

Global warming to blame for most heat extremes – study – Reuters


Reuters

Global warming to blame for most heat extremes – study
Reuters
OSLO (Reuters) – Global warming is to blame for most extreme hot days and almost a fifth of heavy downpours, according to a scientific study on Monday that gives new evidence of how rising man-made greenhouse gases are skewing the weather. "Already …
New Study Links Weather Extremes to Global WarmingNew York Times
Study Blames Global Warming for 75 Percent of Very Hot DaysABC News
Heatwaves Caused By Climate Change 75% Of the Time, Study FindsTIME
NBCNews.com
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Posted on 27 April 2015 | 7:12 pm

Silent Hills and 4 Other Games in Limbo – PC Magazine


PC Magazine

Silent Hills and 4 Other Games in Limbo
PC Magazine
If you were looking forward to the terror of Guillermo del Toro matched with the brooding of Norman Reedus and the anything-but-straightforward style of Hideo Kojima then you're more than disappointed that Silent Hills has been scrapped. You're probably …
Konami Voluntarily Delists Itself from New York Stock ExchangeGameSpot
Konami Voluntary Delists Itself From New York Stock ExchangeArcade Sushi
Konami Isn't Dying Without Kojima And 'Silent Hills'Forbes
Twinfinite -VentureBeat -Game Informer
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Posted on 27 April 2015 | 7:06 pm

Facebook Messenger Launches Free VOIP Video Calls Over Cellular And Wi-Fi – TechCrunch


TechCrunch

Facebook Messenger Launches Free VOIP Video Calls Over Cellular And Wi-Fi
TechCrunch
It's not polite to call someone out of the blue anymore. Best to text them first. That's why Facebook thinks video calling will live naturally inside Messenger. Today, Messenger is launching free VOIP video calling over cellular and wifi connections on iOS and …
Facebook adds free video calling to MessengerPCWorld
Facebook Messenger gets in your face, rolls out video chatMashable
Facebook adds video calling to Messenger to take on Skype and Google HangoutsFortune
ABC News -CNET -CNNMoney
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Posted on 27 April 2015 | 6:53 pm

Google eyes new way to pick up your patents, combat trolls – CNET


CNET

Google eyes new way to pick up your patents, combat trolls
CNET
The company is starting an "experimental marketplace" that will allow owners to sell single patents to the search giant. by Don Reisinger · @donreisinger; April 27, 2015 11:24 AM PDT. comments. 0. facebook. twitter. linkedin. googleplus. more. more +. email.
Google wants to buy your patents before the trolls get to themQuartz
Google will launch an experimental marketplace to buy patents from interested TechSpot
Google wants to buy your inventionCNNMoney
Bloomberg -TechCrunch -Engadget
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Posted on 27 April 2015 | 6:25 pm

Bees Could Be ‘Addicted’ To Common Nicotine-Like Pesticide – Headlines & Global News


Headlines & Global News

Bees Could Be 'Addicted' To Common Nicotine-Like Pesticide
Headlines & Global News
Startling new research suggests bees are more attracted to nectar containing common and potentially harmful pesticides. These neonicotinoid pesticides are believed to affect bees' fitness and foraging, Newcastle University reported. The study showed that …
Study Reveals That Bees Are Addicted To Nectar With Harmful PesticidesDispatch Times
Why Bees Probably Can't Avoid Pesticides Even if They Wanted ToCare2.com
Bees prefer nectar containing pesticidesBangalore Mirror
messenger-inquirer
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Posted on 27 April 2015 | 6:04 pm

Instagram puts three filters and emoji hashtags at your disposal – Macworld


Macworld

Instagram puts three filters and emoji hashtags at your disposal
Macworld
Tired of your go-to Instagram filters? Meet Lark, Reyes, and Juno, Instagram's newest additions to your creative toolbox. The new filters are inspired by outdoor adventures, the company said Monday. Lark is designed for landscapes shots, emphasizing blues …
Instagram for iOS Gains Three New Filters, Emoji HashtagsMac Rumors
Instagram releases three new filters and plans to keep making moreThe Verge
Instagram introduces three new filters and emojis in hashtagsTrustedReviews
AppAdvice -PhoneDog -androidandme.com
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Posted on 27 April 2015 | 5:46 pm

Lava lake rises at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano – Fox News


Fox News

Lava lake rises at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano
Fox News
The lava lake at the summit of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano rose over the weekend, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, reaching within 13 feet of its Overlook crater rim on Sunday. Kilauea, described as the world's most active volcano, is located on …
Kilauea Lava Lake Had a Busy Weekend. Hit Record LevelsThe News Ledge
Kilauea Lava Lake About to Overflow Volcano SummitChinatopix
Hawaii Volcano Lava Lake 13 Feet From Spilling OverBig Island Video News
Honolulu Star-Advertiser -KHON2
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Posted on 27 April 2015 | 5:14 pm

Is the universe a hologram? – Science Daily


Science Daily

Is the universe a hologram?
Science Daily
Date: April 27, 2015; Source: Vienna University of Technology; Summary: The 'holographic principle,' the idea that a universe with gravity can be described by a quantum field theory in fewer dimensions, has been used for years as a mathematical tool in …
Is the universe 3-D? Or just a hologram?UPI.com
The Universe Is A Hologram? Study Suggests The Cosmos Are 2-DimensionalHeadlines & Global News
It's still possible we all live inside a hologramExtremeTech
Science World Report -National Monitor
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Posted on 27 April 2015 | 2:33 pm

Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

Facebook launches video calling in Messenger app

A Facebook logo reflected in the eye of a woman is seen in this picture illustration(Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Monday it added a video-calling feature to its standalone Messenger app. The feature is currently available to users on iOS and Android operating systems, the company said. The company said users can video call their friends even if one of them is on Apple's iOS and the other on an Android device. (http://bit.ly/1KorYLD) Video calling has been launched in several countries including the United States, UK, Canada and France, the company said. Facebook said it plans to roll out Businesses on Messenger soon. …

Posted on 27 April 2015 | 6:43 pm

Google launches portal to buy patents

A logo is pictured at Google's European Engineering Center in Zurich(Reuters) – Google Inc said it would launch an experimental portal that allows interested patent holders to sell their patents to the company. Patent holders can tell Google about the patents they're willing to sell and the expected price through the portal, the company said on its blog. Google said it will let the submitters know of its interest in buying their patents by June 26 and expects to pay the sellers by late August.

Posted on 27 April 2015 | 3:07 pm

With Nasdaq at records, investors ask what’s next for tech

A man uses an umbrella to guard against snowfall as he walks past the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square, Midtown New YorkBy David Randall NEW YORK (Reuters) – When the Nasdaq Composite last hit record highs during the dotcom era, fund manager Walter Price struggled with justifying paying 400 times a company's earnings for rapid growth. Instead, Price worries that the companies that have powered the 25 percent rally in the Nasdaq over the last year are likely to plateau. "What brought us here isn't likely going to keep pushing us forward," said Price, lead portfolio manager of the Wells Fargo Advantage Specialized Technology fund. "We have a large position in Apple, but to say that Apple is going to double from here is not realistic." It is a concern of other top technology fund managers, as well.

Posted on 27 April 2015 | 5:32 pm

Nokia denies return to phone manufacturing

The Nokia company logo is pictured at its headquarters in EspooFinland's Nokia denied reports in Chinese media that it planned to return to manufacturing phones. "Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of a R&D facility in China. These reports are false," Nokia said in a statement posted on its website. "Nokia reiterates it currently has no plans to manufacture or sell consumer handsets." However, Nokia has said it is looking into returning to the smartphones business by brand-licensing.

Posted on 26 April 2015 | 10:34 am

Alibaba, China Telecom tie up to sell phones

A cleaner waters the flowers below a logo of Alibaba (China) Technology Co. Ltd at the company's headquarters on the outskirts of HangzhouChinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and state-owned China Telecom Corp Ltd have tied up to sell inexpensive smartphones aimed at boosting mobile commerce in smaller cities and rural areas. The phones, dubbed "Tianyi Taobao Shopping Handsets", will come installed with either an app for easy access to Alibaba's flagship Taobao online shopping platform or its home-grown YunOS mobile operating system, it said in a statement late on Friday. The partnership is a bid to deepen Alibaba's e-commerce base in less developed parts of the country and promote its mobile operating system in a shrinking, cut-throat handset market. Mobile Taobao is China's most popular mobile shopping app with more than 200 million monthly active users, it said.

Posted on 25 April 2015 | 4:13 am

India’s Ratan Tata buys stake in Chinese phone maker Xiaomi

People stand near a logo of Xiaomi ahead of the launching ceremony of Xiaomi Phone 4, in BeijingRatan Tata, chairman emeritus of the holding company of India's Tata conglomerate, has acquired a stake in Xiaomi Technology [XTC.UL], a deal that is likely to bolster the Chinese phone maker's presence in the world's third-largest smartphone market. Financial details of the unspecified stake bought by Tata in Xiaomi, the first by an Indian, were not disclosed in the statement issued by the Chinese company on Sunday. Xiaomi, the No. 3 global smartphone maker, was valued at $45 billion after a December funding round. Tata, a respected business leader who was the chairman of salt-to-software Tata Sons for more than two decades, has previously invested in Indian start-ups, including online retailer Snapdeal.

Posted on 26 April 2015 | 10:49 am

ESPN suing Verizon over unbundling of its sports channel

This Sept. 16, 2013 photo shows the ESPN logo prior to an NFL football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers, in Cincinnati. ESPN on Monday, April 27, 2015 filed a lawsuit against Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package. (AP Photo/David Kohl)ESPN is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package.

Posted on 27 April 2015 | 7:53 pm

Apple tightens up, restricts fart apps on Apple Watch

Apple tightens up, restricts fart apps on Apple WatchApple passes on gas gags for the smartwatch, as Discover cards join the Apple Pay service. Meanwhile, Jay Z takes to Twitter to defend his Tidal music streaming service.

Posted on 27 April 2015 | 7:40 pm

Apple Watch tips: The good, the bad and the ugly about talking to your wrist

The first rule of Apple Watch: Never use it as a phone while in public without a headset. Never, ever! The second rule of Apple Watch: Never talk on the Watch when you’re all by yourself either. Never! Well maybe sometimes. Or when you’re driving. These are my current rules anyway, and they’re subject to change without notice. But read on to find out what it’s really like to talk on the Watch. DON’T MISS: Tesla home battery: What it’ll cost you to keep your iPhone online during blackouts On a serious note, yes, the Apple Watch can be used as a phone when near your smartphone, but that doesn’t mean it’s a comfortable thing to do for longer calls. Not to

Posted on 27 April 2015 | 7:36 pm

Tinder, Vice honored in online Webby awards

Tinder, the online dating app with over 50 million monthly users gets the "breakout of the year" WebbyThe online dating app Tinder was this year's "breakout" Internet service while bad-boy news website Vice Media got multiple honors in the "Webby" awards announced Monday. The awards, unveiled by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, honored dozens of websites and online services in categories including entertainment, education, humor and news, in the online equivalent of the Oscars. Tinder, the online dating app with over 50 million monthly users — known for allowing users to "swipe" in either direction to show if they like or dislike a potential date — got the "breakout of the year" Webby, which will be presented at a May 18 ceremony. The awards included those determined by a panel of judges as well as "people's voice" Webby awards based on voting from some 500,000 Internet fans around the world.

Posted on 27 April 2015 | 7:35 pm